Insect and Bug ID forum: Fly ID Please

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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
Sep 6, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Hello all,

I see these only at this time of year -- when the mint is in bloom. There are hundreds of these all over the various flowering mints in the garden. This guy is enjoying a rest on a Queen Anne's Lace seed head. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. :)

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 6, 2016 12:50 PM CST
It looks like a tachinid fly but I don't know the species. There are some pictures on this page if you scroll down past the robber flies:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/redmite6.htm
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Oct 1, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Thank you @sooby, for the informative scroll through that website. I saw a syrphid fly that I recognized from one of my flower photos. Thumbs up
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Oct 2, 2016 5:14 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Glad you were able to ID your syrphid fly Thumbs up
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
bennysplace
Oct 2, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Thank you very much Sooby! Smiling I appreciate the help.

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